The Warhol Bridge Gets A Big Makeover

Christie's
Aug 14, 2013 4:32PM

Through the diligent work of over 1,800 knitters, the Andy Warhol Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA has been officially “yarn bombed”.

 Over the weekend volunteers reportedly wrapped the yellow bridge with 580 vibrant handmade blankets, according to ABC News. “What's amazing about this project is how many people it's brought together,” Knit the Bridge co-director Penny Mateer told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Thinking of the bridge as a metaphor, it's bridging differences and getting people to meet each other," she said. Mateer has a point; over 80 Pittsburgh neighborhoods and 120 townships contributed to making this massive, colorful project a reality.  

Since Warhol was a fan of mass produced, colorful works of art, we imagine the Pop King would have loved this community-based project. 

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